Web science: a provocative invitation to computer science

@article{Shneiderman2007WebSA,
  title={Web science: a provocative invitation to computer science},
  author={Ben Shneiderman},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={2007},
  volume={50},
  pages={25-27}
}
Here's how it can awaken computer science to the interdisciplinary possibilities of the Web's socially embedded computing technology. 

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